Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5213

Course Title: Estimate costs for development of textile designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 20.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2010

Course Contact: Pat Jones

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9159

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to estimate costs associated with the development and production of textile designs.

Students are required to investigate, identify, analyse, calculate & present reports based on current market-precinct information.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisite: LMTGN2003B Work in the TCF Industry

Co-requisites: this unit is taught as part of a cluster which includes:

• MKTG5769C Market design product to local outlets
• VART5913C Communicate and sell design concepts
• VART 5912C Develop textile designs computer programs
• BUSM 6203C Estimate costs for development of textile designs
• BUSM 6204C Cost production of textile designs
• GRAP5232C Participate in production planning processes
• VART 5914C Design and produce knitted textile products
• VART 5915C Design and produce woven products
• MANU7227C Design and Produce printed textiles
• VART5915C Design and produce woven tapestry products

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4011A Estimate costs for development of textile designs


1 Determine cost considerations for raw materials

2 Calculate material costs for producing textile products

3 Determine labour costs for producing textile products

4 Complete cost estimate

Learning Outcomes

On succesful completion of this unit the student will demonstrate skills and knowledge to:

• access and interpret information related to production of textiles, including materials and labour costs
• identify costing factors, including industry and quality standards
• perform calculations
• compare and analyse costing information
• evaluate information to develop cost estimates in line with requirements
• communicate cost estimates to industry professionals and other appropriate personnel


Essential employability skills will be gained: Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Initiative & Enterprise, Planning & Organising, Self & Team Management, Current learning methods & Use of Technology.

Overview of Assessment

There is one Assessment Task incorporating Parts A, B & C.

This will estimate & calculate costs associated with development of a textile product 

Please refer to Blackboard for specific Assessment Task criteria